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Word: despondent

Definition: without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection


Sentences Containing 'despondent'

'It's very strange,' said Mr. Dick, with a despondent look upon his papers, and with his hand among his hair again, 'that I never can get that quite right.
Back home in Texas, penniless and despondent, Corky realizes that his wife has begun working for Randy and accuses her of having an affair.
Danger escalates when a human scientist convinces a despondent Lauren to join him in conducting scientific research in his private laboratory – all the while deceptively concealing his intent to harness Fae genetics for himself with the use of her expertise.
Despondent, Hartman marches on foot towards the bridge defenders' post at the same time as a squad of M24 Chaffee light tanks cross the bridge.
Gomez, despondent, sinks into depression and lethargy.
However, Frank is sometimes shown to be a good family man, such as taking the fall for Debra when Marie's prized canister goes missing or even trying to console Robert after he becomes despondent from a breakup.
If they were despondent, he was despondent.
In 1802 a despondent Radishchev - possibly threatened with another Siberian exile - committed suicide by drinking poison.
Now, however, he is understandably despondent: how can he possibly enjoy life, knowing his doom?
Set in the fictional Home Counties town of Maidenford, it features a despondent middle-aged vacuum cleaner salesman who sees his new neighbours, wealthy self-made Jews, as the root of his problems, waging an escalating campaign of hatred against them.
The Marquis took a gentle little pinch of snuff, and shook his head; as elegantly despondent as he could becomingly be of a country still containing himself, that great means of regeneration.
The proper place today, the only place which Massachusetts has provided for her freer and less despondent spirits, is in her prisons, to be put out and locked out of the State by her own act, as they have already put themselves out by their principles.

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